10 Greatest Things to Happen on TV This Summer (Video)
It's been the summer of Sharknado, the season of surprise musical reunions. As we hit September and Summer winds down, it's time to look back at some of the gems TV has gifted us these past few months.
1. Jesse and the Rippers Reunite
John Stamos (sporting hair and clothes straight from 1992) got the band back together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – and rocked the house. The July 17 performance of Jesse and the Rippers featured a medley of songs, including the Full House theme. It was also a family reunion of sorts, with Stamos' Full House co-star Bob Saget visible in the audience, and Stamos' onscreen wife Lori Loughlin (Becky) hugging the singer afterwards.
First unleashed July 11, the SyFy film about a shark-filled tornado lit up social media and gained instant cult status. It even sold out limited big-screen showinngs in major cities around the U.S. What's next? The sharks hit New York in Sharknado 2: The Second One, due in 2014.
3. John Oliver's The Daily Show
John Oliver took over the Daily Show reins from Jon Stewart this summer while the longtime host directed a film. The British comedian kept the ratings high while charming with self-deprecating humor about being a second-class host. He wrapped up his hosting duties Aug. 15.
4. The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum
Like Sharknado before it, The Man With the 132-Pound Scrotum came out of nowhere and captured the public imagination (though less so than the shark-attack film). The TLC doc, which originally aired on Britain's Chanel 4, followed Wesley Warren Jr., a Las Vegas man with a rare medical condition that caused his scrotum to swell to an enormous size. The documentary originally aired Aug. 15. For more, check out our primer of five things to know about Warren.